The musical aptitude of organist Jan van Wingerden became apparent at an early age, and at the age of eleven he accompanied the congregational singing during church services. Piet Meijer was his teacher for piano, and Wim van der Panne and Ben van Oosten were his teachers for the instrument in which his heart lies, the organ.
His repertoire includes works from the baroque to the modern era, with a particular affinity for French romantic music, and he regularly gives concerts in the Netherlands and abroad.
Jan van Wingerden is organist of the Dutch Reformed Church in Groot-Ammers. In 2002 he celebrated his forty-year organist jubilee.